Boris the Polar Bear at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's animal health care hospital in Tacoma, Washington. Boris is getting a full physical exam, a root canal and some minor eye surgery. Photos by Dean J. Koepfler/Tacoma News Tribune.
27-year-old Boris surrounded by a team of veterinarians, technicians and staff.
As Boris the Polar bear slept it off, head veterinarian Karen Wolf, left, works on trimming claws and taking care of paws.
A pair of gloved hands are dwarfed by the furry paws of Boris the Polar Bear.
Head veterinarian, Dr, Karen Wolf, clips the massive claws of Boris the Polar bear during a physical exam.
Staff help adjust the position of Boris the Polar Bear.
Dr. Edmund Kwan packs and contours an amalgam filling as he performed a root canal on Boris the Polar Bear.